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Bridging Neighborhoods is a diverse team of dedicated professionals committed to serving Detroiters. Our mission is to contribute to the growth of the city with professional relocation, renovation, and real estate services that highlight dynamic neighborhoods.
When Canada and the United States began discussions on creating a new bridge that would start in the Delray neighborhood in Southwest Detroit, the residents in the area began to organize to advocate for benefits. After more than a decade of uncertainty and government transition in Detroit and Canada, the City of Detroit took the community’s requests to Canada and the State of Michigan and the result was a $45 million deal to benefit Detroit. To learn more about the new bridge project, please visit the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.
A significant part of this deal is giving residents in Delray, who have not been bought out by eminent domain, the option to relocate to another part of Detroit. The deal also provides for renovation upgrades to some resident homes due to their proximity to the I-75 expansion, health monitoring, as well as job training and placement. The Bridging Neighborhoods Program (BNP) was created to implement the I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program and Home Swap relocation portion of the deal.
Bridging Neighborhoods has two core programs to assist eligible residents.
Delray residents eligible for core programs can meet with Bridging Neighborhoods staff at the program office in Southwest Detroit.